Eggcellent Huevos Rancheros

If you want to start Mom’s special day off with a kick, try making these tasty and flavorful eggs for brunch!
Eggcellent Huevos Rancheros
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Eggcellent Huevos Rancheros

If you want to start Mom’s special day off with a kick, try making these tasty and flavorful eggs for brunch!

4
Servings
87
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

This recipe by celebrity chef Whitney Miller was demonstrated at the 2014 World Food Championships.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup cubed avocado
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 small white corn tortillas
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, divided
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon lime juice, divided
  • ½ chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no salt added tomato sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons finely diced yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled Cotija cheese

Directions

Add the olive oil to a small saucepan. Add the diced onion and sauté over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomato sauce, chopped chipotle pepper, 1/4 teaspoon lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, chili powder, and cumin. Cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes. Transfer to a blender and add the remaining lime juice, honey, 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves, and chicken broth. Season with salt to taste.

Using a 2 1/4-inch round cutter, cut a hole in the middle of each tortilla. Melt a small amount of the butter in a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add a tortilla and cook for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium. Crack an egg in a small bowl and then gently slip it onto the middle of the tortilla so that the yolk fits in the hole. Sprinkle a pinch of salt over the egg. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Carefully flip the tortilla over and cook for a few seconds. Transfer to a plate. Repeat the process with the remaining butter, tortillas and eggs.

Serve each egg-in-a-tortilla with the ranchero sauce, cubed avocado, Cotija cheese, and remaining cilantro leaves.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
34µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
23µg
26%
Calcium, Ca
55mg
6%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
16µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
51mg
7%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
273mg
18%
Water
48g
2%

Egg Shopping Tip

The fresher the better. Eggs in supermarkets don't even have half the flavor of fresh eggs. Try to make some time and head to the nearest farmer's market and treat yourself to some farm fresh eggs. They may be pricier but you get every cent back in flavor and a golden orange yolk.

Egg Cooking Tip

With eggs, cooking at a low temperature is almost always preferred. It allows the eggs to keep better texture. Also if you ever mix your uncooked and hard boiled eggs, do not fret. A trick to distinguish the two is a spin on the counter top. Hard boiled eggs will spin with ease while uncooked eggs won't get any momentum.